As our products are built to evolve with your needs over time, it means we use less raw materials and reduce the environmental impact of transport and manufacturing, and our beds are fully recyclable when the time comes.
All Gaia Baby products are made from ethically sourced birch wood, certified sustainable by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). The FSC ensure that the wood we use is responsibly produced and the forests are replenished.
By choosing FSC Certified wood, we are guaranteed the foresting process is ethical, workers are treated fairly and our wood is 100% formaldehyde-free.
We are just a little bit proud of the fact that we are one of the few nursery brands making this promise to our customers. And what our journey so far has revealed to us is that a lot more is possible.
Our team continue to investigate and experiment with the latest sustainable raw materials, fabrics and methodologies so we can bring you the latest, best and most sustainable products.
Our starting point is ensuring that every single raw material we use is supplied with authentication certificates so we can be assured our suppliers adhere to the highest standards.
But more importantly than that, at Gaia Baby we specifically choose to partner with small family run businesses.
Our fabulous Nursing Chairs are made in a small upholstery factory where 3 families and 3 generations of seamstresses and tailors work together with amazing skill and capacity for such a small team.
Our wood products are made in family run factory near Qingdao, a coastal city renowned for its beauty and pilsner lager! In fairly typical fashion, the factory owner and his family live above the office on site.
We at Gaia Baby value longevity, because we know it's what's best for our planet and for our consumers.
We strive to create pieces that are not only timeless in design, but timeless in their durability. Made with real FSC certified wood all our furnitures are made to stand the test of time and be passed down generation to generation.
All Our Cribs, Cots and Beds are designed to easily last from birth to 10 years of age with our Extention kits. Meaning less waste and less spending for mum and dad.
The sleep / mattress area of the cot is exactly 120 cm (L) X 60 cm (W)
The external dimensions are:
Excluding the legs: 124.4 cm (L) X 64.4 cm (W) X 93.4 cm (H)
Including the legs: 131 cm (L) X 64.4 cm (W) X 110 cm (H)
The Hera cot is tested to EN716. In order to pass this standard, the cot in the top position, is drop tested with a weight of 10kg.
In First Bed mode, the Hera Cot is tested to BS8509. As part of this standard, the bed base is drop tested with a weight of 35kg. Thus we can say the cot is suitable for a baby (in top position) up to 10kg, and for a toddler/child (in first bed position) up to 35kg.
Your Hera Cot Bed will arrive carefully packaged in two boxes:
Box 1: 23 cm (H) X 71 cm (W) X 71 cm (L) Weight: 18.5 kg
Box 2: 11 cm (H) X 76 cm (W) X 130 cm (L) Weight: 18 kg
Your cot purchase includes all parts needed for your cot to
be used in baby/toddler/child mode from newborn to 5years.
You must purchase a mattress separately.
The Hera mattress is a UK made, fully pocket sprung mattress
designed specifically to fit the contours of the Hera cot. Find out more about the Hera cot mattress here
If purchasing a mattress from a different manufacturer, make
sure the mattress is made to fit your cot exactly and meets with all necessary safety standards
Once your baby starts to roll/turnover or pull up in the cot, this is stage at which you must lower the mattress height to the next position
Mid position (UK/EN only)
Once your baby is able to sit up unaided or has reached a weight of 10kg, this is the stage at which it is recommended you lower the mattress to the lowest position
Your baby can stay in the cot in
this position as long as they are happy. Generally, at age 3-4, your toddler will ask to move to a big bed. This is your trigger to transition to ‘Toddler Bed’
To adjust the height of the mattress follow the ‘Toddler Bed Conversion’ steps in your instruction booklet page 12-13.
Instruction manual can be found here
If adjusting the height of the mattress to the mid-position, replace rail to complete.
The Hera cot bed is made from Ash wood. The wood used to make this piece of furniture is grown in a sustainably managed forest in North America and harvested in a sustainable manner.
Ash trees are drought resistant and will grow well in many different soil types. Ash wood is an incredibly hard and durable wood type. Unique amongst hard woods, ash trees capture carbon from the atmosphere, and ash furniture stores it for decades.
All parts and components of your Hera cot bed can be recycled. Contact your local domestic waste recycling provider for more details
on wood and metal recycling.